FWS: Writing about Literature

<p>D has limited time in her schedule, can only take FWS on Tu/Th.</p>

<p>She is considering taking the Writing about Literature seminar. She has the AP scores for this one but cannot find much info from past threads on this.</p>

<p>She is also considering The Mystery and the Story. </p>

<p>Any info on these?</p>

<p>Also, how easy is it to change FWS during the add/drop period?</p>

<p>TIA</p>

<p>There isn't much info on almost all writing seminars because the profs/TAs that lead these FWS switch around alot with very few "permanent" posts. The books covered constantly change (I took one that between the two different times offered for the same FWS, the TAs used only 3 out of 7 overlapping books.) and the writing expectations are well... understandably different. So I'm saying that any "info" that anyone has won't be exactly applicable. </p>

<p>For example, I'd recommend Memoirs and Memory and I would discourage taking "Haunted and Gendered Spaces" but eh.... doesn't really help anybody much unfortunately.</p>

<p>I think for Add/drop it's difficult to swap FWS in that some of the more "popular" topics will fill up quickly. However, a few people usually decide to drop FWS. If you find an open slot in an FWS you'd like to swap to, it's really easy. I suggest familiarizing yourself with the "swap classes" function on a/d</p>

<p>thanks for the info fallenmerc. D is really interested in writing so she wants a good one. She would love one on creative writing but with her freshman Chem E schedule she only has one or 2 times on Tu/Th that work.</p>

<p>She was just wondering if anyone had taken the writing about literature one. </p>

<p>anyone else have input?</p>

<p>As fallenmerc said, it all really just depends on the graduate student (or the occasional professor) that teaches the course. The exact same course taught by two different people may just be completely different.</p>

<p>I took a writing about lit class last semester, and we had a lot of writing. In the end though, it turned out to be a good class. I don't think the grad student is teaching this semester though..</p>